Manager, Social Impact
City : Montréal
Category : Full time
Industry : Real Estate
Employer : Ivanhoé Cambridge
We invest globally and act locally for a sustainable impact in communities
As a global real estate industry leader, our mission is to generate long-term value for our 6 million depositors in Quebec and to have a positive environmental and social impact on both the people who work for us and the businesses that call our properties home. We develop and invest in real estate assets and projects that help enhance the urban fabric of communities in the midst of renewal, and create lifestyles in tune with the changing needs of the occupants of today and tomorrow. Our vision: to invest in a way that maximizes value and sustainability as we bring human-scale developments to the world.
Ivanhoé Cambridge is:
- A real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a global investment group (cdpq.com)
- C$77 billion in assets in the office, retail, industrial, logistics and residential markets
- Strategic investments in a worldwide portfolio over 1,500 properties strong
- A diversified, multitalented team committed to creating spaces that bring people together to live, work and play
- Office environments designed to foster collaboration and creativity, rooted in a flexible, technology-enabled experience
Digitally connected, sustainable and state-of-the-art: A workspace that meets your expectations
- New work spaces that make teamwork easier than ever and spark creativity at every turn
- The flexibility and technological tools you need to take your performance to new heights
- A barista, snacks and special theme meals, employee lounges and outdoor patios, complete with therapeutic lights to keep you at the top of your game
- Tuition and professional development fees reimbursed to empower your career advancement
- Time to devote to charitable endeavours so you can leave your personal mark on the communities where we work and invest
- A stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where your health, safety and well-being are our top priorities
Unlock your potential working with a dynamic team:
Reporting to the Head of Social Impact and Inclusion, you will be in charge of enhancing Ivanhoé Cambridge’s corporate ESG initiatives.
The duties associated with this position include the following:
ESG education and training:
Serve as the ambassador for initiatives intended to raise awareness with regard to sustainable investments;
Oversee efforts and projects designed to increase the internal visibility of the Company’s ESG initiatives;
Use training, information and other tools to help improve employees’ understanding of and proficiency in sustainable investments and ESG;
Develop, implement and facilitate an internal forum that allows employees around the world to discuss and share ESG best practices;
Define and structure a vision for Ivanhoé Cambridge’s involvement with various associations, community organizations and institutions (CREW, Pride at Work Canada, universities, etc.), working with key internal stakeholders and making sure this vision is consistent with the Company’s CSR principles;
Ensure that Ivanhoé Cambridge’s interests are served and represented through these community partnerships;
Contribute to setting up procedures and policies for Ivanhoé Cambridge’s community investments in Quebec and elsewhere, in collaboration with the Head of Social Impact and Inclusion and other internal stakeholders;
Promotion of ESG initiatives:
Serve as the content expert for the Sustainable Investments team and, working with the Public Affairs and Communications team, advise Ivanhoé Cambridge leaders on how to address and bring attention to sustainable investment matters during external speaking engagements;
Contribute to achieving certifications and rankings related to sustainable investment;
Be the point person for certification procedures;
Integration of ESG factors into our operations:
Support the integration of ESG factors across the organization (Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, Communications, etc.);
Stay current on best practices in the industry and update internal practices accordingly;
Spearhead or contribute to other projects to boost the Company’s ESG efforts and impact;
Support the ongoing development of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s sustainable investment strategy and the execution of the corresponding action plan;
Ensure various internal initiatives are consistent and aligned with one another;
Contribute to monitoring the sustainable investment performance of the Ivanhoé Cambridge portfolio;
Represent Ivanhoé Cambridge at events and participate in sector-specific working groups.
The skills of success
University degree from a recognized institution in sustainable development, social sciences, environmental sciences or another relevant field;
Seven to 12 years of experience in a position related to sustainable development, community philanthropy and/or communications;
Advanced understanding of and proficiency in electronic tools such as PowerPoint and Excel;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with a focus on quality and performance;
Capacity to make decisions and establish guidelines quickly and effectively;
Proven ability to manage a team and resources indirectly or as part of a matrix structure;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders;
Strong computer skills, in particular with Microsoft Office collaborative tools;
Fluency in French and English. Oral and/or written interactions with external partners based outside Quebec (service providers, law firms, peers, bankers, brokerage firms, credit analysis firms, credit agencies, etc.).
You’re in the right place!
Our people are the heart of our organization. Come be part of our team and enjoy the perks of a flexible schedule, remote work arrangements, and flex days in addition to annual vacation leave — all to help you balance your personal and work obligations, have time to get involved in your community and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You will also be entitled to a comprehensive array of healthcare benefits and take advantage of a myriad of opportunities to grow and learn.
Diversity, equity and inclusion: Our main priorities
At Ivanhoé Cambridge, we are proud to champion the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion — which can be seen and felt in everything we do and everything we strive for. As a leading player in the global real estate ecosystem, we are committed to harnessing opportunities to create inclusive, community-centric spaces and forge a just, forward-looking future where our industry and our talent are supported and nurtured.
We firmly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are the forces propelling innovation. In order to ensure we can have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work and where our investments are based, we are dedicated to creating a stimulating environment where everyone can aspire to and achieve excellence. Ask us about any accommodations you might require to ensure the recruiting process is a fair and equitable process for all. Note that any such accommodations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.